Gullah/Geechee fest to be held Oct. 22
The Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival and Famlee Day will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Dr. Martin Luther King Park on St. Helena Island. There will be music, arts and crafts, cultural presentations, food and more. Vital information regarding recovery resources will be provided for free as well. There will also be sign up lists for volunteers that will assist elders with their yards and minor home repairs. Volunteers are also needed for food distributions in Beaufort County. Advance tickets can be obtained and donations can be made at www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-seafood-festival-famlee-day-tickets-27018262350. Email GullGeeCo@aol.com for more information.
Boots and Bling to be held this weekend
The 7th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser & Silent Auction presented by CBC National Bank will be Saturday, Oct. 22, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. This event raises funds for the YMCA of Beaufort County capital campaign. Boots & Bling is an evening of food, music, dancing, an enticing silent auction and new this year will be a live auction. Also, back again by popular demand is the golf cart raffle ($25 per ticket and five tickets for $100). Tickets will be on sale at the event. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at Boots & Bling but ticket-holders do not need to be present to win. Event tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple and can be purchased at the Y or online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com.
Ghost tours being held in Beaufort
Ghostly spirits are expected to take over downtown Beaufort while the Exchange Club hosts its 24th annual Ghost Tours. There will be carriage rides or walking tours through Beaufort’s Historic District while listening to haunting tales of the area. Tours last about an hour and will run in the evenings of Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort County. Walking tour tickets are $12 for all ages and carriage tours are $12 for children ages 3-11 and $22 for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult. New this year is a pet- and stroller-friendly walking tour leaving each night at 6:40 p.m. Reservations can be made online at www.capabeaufort.org or by calling 843-52-GHOST.
Seafood festival coming to Bluffton
The12th annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festical will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23. The festival showcases locally harvested seafood, Lowcountry cuisine, the rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest, which includes a juried fine art show featuring more than 100 artists displaying and selling their art; food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers; and music and entertainment. Visit www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
‘Art in the Life of Joan’ featured at BAA Gallery
Noted artist Joan Templer’s work will be featured at the Beaufort Art Association (BAA) starting Oct. 31, and running through Jan. 7. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Gallery at 913 Bay St. in Beaufort. There will also be exhibits of the work of 65 other local artists who are members of the gallery. The public is invited. Chartered in 1957, the Beaufort Art Association is a tax-exempt membership organization. Currently, there are around 175 local artists who are members, 65 of whom exhibit in the gallery. Call 843-521-4444, or visit www.beaufortartassociation.com.
Relay For Life coming Oct. 28
Relay For Life of Beaufort will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 28, at Battery Creek High School at 1 Blue Dolphin Drive in Beaufort. Relay For Life is a community fundraising walk to raise money to fight cancer. To sign up or for more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/beaufortsc or contact Wendy Pollitzer at 843-263-3216 or Wendy.Pollitzer@cancer.org.
Halloween fun coming to Port Royal
Trunk of Treat, a safe, daytime alternative to evening trick or treating, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. There will be games, costume prizes, food and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to bring their decorated cars, trucks or golf carts and get in the spirit by handing out goodies to the children. For more information, contact Mike Seymour of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, one of the event sponsors, at 843-524-2010 or Mike@hol.edu.
COSY holding masquerade evening
The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) Trust is hosting its first, large fundraising event this fall. The COSY Trust Magical Masquerade Evening will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the St. Peter’s Catholic Walsh-Palmetto Room on Lady’s Island. According to Judy Almand, cirector of the COSY Trust, the group is hoping the event will draw over 225 supporters. A variety of local restaurants will be set up as food stations. There will also be beer and wine, music, magic acts, door prizes, a silent auction and more. There will also be contests for the best COSY-themed mask, with prizes for Best Male Mask, Best Female Mask and Best Couple’s Masks. An assortment of hand-made, one-of-a-kind masks will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple.
Fall street fest to be held at Habersham
The 8th Annual Habersham Marketplace Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and from noon to 4 pm. Sunday, Oct. 23. This family event is an entertaining and educational fall street festival and celebration. It will include entertainment, food, artisan crafts and more. There will also be a ferris wheel, vintage rides, contests, petting zoo, face painters, hayrides and more. Admission is free, with food, drink, art and crafts available for purchase. Habersham Marketplace is at 13 Market in Beaufort. Visit habershamharvestfestival.com.
Oyster roast coming to Port Royal park
The 20th Annual Lowcountry Rotary Family Oyster Roast will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Live Oak Park in Port Royal. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Admission includes oysters, beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, music, an auction, hot dogs, chili and desert.
Fiber Artists of Beaufort show moves to Bluffton
The Fiber Artists of Beaufort will hold its fifth annual show from Thursday, Nov. 10, to Saturday, Nov. 12, at the SOBA Center for Creative Arts at 8 Church St. in Bluffton’s historic district next to the SOBA gallery. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. a reception open to the public fro 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. For more information about FAB, call 843-379-4228.